The Worst Cut is the Deepest—Does Your Child Need Stitches?

Scrapes, cuts and lacerations inevitably occur in virtually all active children. What’s the best way to treat these? How can you stop the bleeding? How do you know when you need to take your child to get stitches? We discuss these issues, including alternatives to stitches, how to minimize scarring, and how to best hel [...]

By |2019-11-11T13:19:38+00:00November 11, 2019|Uncategorized|

Advice On How To Deal With Unsolicited Parenting Advice

Have you ever been given unsolicited parenting advice?  We know you have, it’s so common.  And it can be so annoying.  Sometimes it feels like people are judging you.  What is the best way to respond to unwanted advice?  In this episode, we discuss several strategies to deal with unsolicited parenting advice, while at [...]

By |2019-10-28T14:16:37+00:00October 28, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Writing Is On The Wall: Reading With Children Is Great!

Early literacy exposure and reading aloud to children is a critical step in making sure a child is ready to enter Kindergarten. In this episode, we discuss early literacy--what that means and why it’s important, what books are appropriate for what age groups and additional resources for parents and caregivers to make s [...]

By |2019-10-14T15:03:52+00:00October 14, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dental Health in Young Children: Keep Tiny Teeth Healthy

Tooth decay is the number one dental problem for preschool children, and 10% of 2 year-olds already have cavities.  Cavities in baby teeth can lead to serious dental problems for permanent teeth.  In this episode, we explore plaque and how sugar impacts tooth decay.  We discuss the importance of good dental hygiene, wh [...]

By |2019-09-30T14:06:26+00:00September 30, 2019|Uncategorized|

Cut Your Child’s Risk of Cancer With HPV Vaccine

HPV, or human papillomavirus, causes many cancers, and HPV vaccine can prevent these infections and the later development of cancer.  How well does the vaccine work?  What about side effects?  What is the best age for children to receive this vaccine?  Should boys get the vaccine as well as girls?  And what about sex-- [...]

By |2019-09-16T14:02:04+00:00September 16, 2019|Uncategorized|

One Fish, Two Fish, Children Need More Fish!

Seafood provides high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats such as DHA which are important for a child's developing brain, vision and nervous system.  In addition, eating seafood early in life decreases the risk of developing allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema.  So why is seafood consumption by [...]

By |2019-09-10T23:21:15+00:00September 2, 2019|Uncategorized|

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 2)

Traveling with children can be stressful, but we have some ideas to make it easier.  We continue our discussion from our last episode (Part 1), and start off with how to make things easier at the airport with stroller advice or wearing your baby.  Parents can also make the flight more comfortable for children, includin [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:09:15+00:00July 22, 2019|Uncategorized|

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 1)

Traveling is stressful enough, but it's even more stressful when traveling with young children.  But don't fret, we have a whole bunch of tips to make the trip easier for parents and more comfortable for children.  In this episode, we'll talk about the basics, starting with how best to plan your travel, and engaging yo [...]

By |2019-07-16T19:04:43+00:00July 8, 2019|Uncategorized|